What is Kiruna known for?


months between Gothenborg and Kiruna, connecting to cruise ships from the United States. The canoe club Kiruna Långfärdspaddlare was founded in 1972 and rafting for tourists restarted after it had been discontinued for 20 years due to the drowning of Valfrid Johansson. Until the 1980s, tourism had been mainly a summer business, but touristic exploitation of dog sledging was started in 1983 in Jukkasjärvi. In 1990, the first Icehotel was built in Jukkasjärvi and advertised

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reindeer dishes at the fanciest restaurants. Also salmon, moose, other fish and animals "from the wild" can be seen as specialities. * WikiPedia:Kiruna Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Norrbotten_County Localities Kiruna Commons:Category:Kiruna

defense news

AIR "A400M Engine Wins Safety Certification." ''Defense News'', 6 May 2011. In May 2011, the A400M fleet had totaled 1,600 hours over 500 flights; by September 2011, the total increased to 2,100 hours and 684 flights. Hoyle, Craig. "Pictures: New-look A400M readied for icing trials." ''Flight International,'' 16 July 2011. ref>

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, Serbia * WikiPedia:Kiruna Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Norrbotten_County Localities Kiruna Commons:Category:Kiruna

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on military territory. right (Image:Mix megapol.png) '''Mix Megapol''' is a private Swedish (Sweden) radio network controlled by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. It launched in 1993 under the name Skärgårdsradion (Archipelago Radio). Later that year the name was changed to Radio Megapol when the broadcasting permissions were auctioned out. In 1997 the word "Mix" was added and their slogan became "The best mix of hits and oldies". Mix Megapol is on air in 24 cities from

knowledge based

surveillance aircraft stationed at Andøya Air Station. The decommissioning of closing military bases has led to a regional shift towards a new knowledge based economy. His main series and best known book is the novel trilogy '''Malm''' (iron ore) which was published 1914-1925. It describes the life in the north of Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century. # ''Pioneers'': A nice and detailed description of the construction of the railway from Kiruna to Narvik. # ''The Mountain's Song


'' with six seats beds in each compartment and the slightly more expensive ''sovvagn'' with 2-3 (softer) beds. Cheapskates might try out ''sittvagn'', but 17 hours in a seat is not a pleasant experience. An onboard restaurant serves dinner and breakfast, it also doubles as a bar during the evening. However prices are high. Bringing your own food is allowed, but consuming alcohol is not (although the enforcement is quite lax). Due to the destruction of the town centre by spreading of mining areas

space travel

... TERdON (User:TERdON) 02:07, 12 January 2006 (UTC) '''Space tourism''' is space travel (Human spaceflight) by individuals for the purpose of personal pleasure. The space tourism industry is being targeted by spaceports in numerous locations, including the Mojave Air and Space Port in California,


right thumb 250px Aurora taken from the suburb of Kiruna (File:Aurora 3 in Kiruna.JPG) Before the design for the settlement had been accepted, houses were built in a disorganized manner with illegal slums similar to those in the other mining town, Malmberget, south of Kiruna. Also, provisional buildings served as a church, a school, a hospital, a hotel and a police station. However, official residences were built at a high pace, and when the king opened the railway in 1903

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body. It is a private corporation, formed in 1988 and based in Kiruna. The company is a subsidiary of the three Swedish public service (public service broadcasting) broadcasters Sveriges Television, Sveriges Radio and Sveriges Utbildningsradio. Under Swedish law everyone who owns a television set is required to pay the licence fee, currently 2032 kronor (Swedish krona) (€ 210) per year (2008). The fee is collected by Radiotjänst but administered by Swedish government


''' ) in Norrbotten County.

The city's vicinity shares a long history with the indigenous Sami people, with evidence of at least 6000 years of settlement. The city of Kiruna was founded in 1900 and quickly became a major centre of iron ore extraction and mining industry. During World War II, large quantities of iron were transported from Kiruna by rail to the east coast, and further down to be sold to Germany.

Esrange Space Center was established in Kiruna in 1964. Also in Kiruna are the Institute of Space Physics (Institute of Space Physics (Sweden))

Kiruna is a popular travel destination for both Swedish and international tourists, mostly because of its world famous Icehotel (Icehotel (Jukkasjärvi)). The northern location makes it a good place to observe the midnight sun and northern lights (Aurora (astronomy)).

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